'''Johan August Strindberg''' (
[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/strindberg "Strindberg"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
: /ˈstrindˌbɜrj/; 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Sweden|Swedish
playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.
[Lane (1998), 1040.] [Meyer (1985), 3, 567.] [Williams (1952), 75.]
A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics.
[Williams (1952, 75).]
A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy
, and history plays, to his anticipations of Expressionism (theatre)|expressionist